Domain: Cultures, territories and plural societies in the Indian Ocean

Background: Generalist
Security professions
Paramedical professions
Science and Technology
Humanities and Social Sciences
Tertiary Domain
Vocational training
Security professions
Paramedical professions

ECTS credits

Not concerned

level of studies
at the end of training

Baccalaureate - level 4

Teaching locations

Saint-Denis – Moufia Campus
Le Tampon – Le Tampon Campus

Type of training : University degree (DU)

Training regime: Initial formation

Training summary

The PAREO-labeled DU Preparatory Cycle for Higher Studies and Professional Integration (CPESIP) is a post-baccalaureate year, the objective of which is to support students in defining a professional project and getting started of its realization.
It is therefore an orientation system which allows one to prepare for different courses of higher education or professional integration.

Training aims

It is an orientation system that allows you to prepare for different courses of higher education or professional integration.

Its implementation responds to an observation: the very high number of dropouts in the first year of university which leads to a low success rate.
The decision to come to the University of Reunion often appears to be a default or easy choice for a very large number of young people.

The CPESIP year is built with a first transversal semester which ends with an orientation jury. The second semester offers a range of possibilities, allowing students to prepare in a more concrete way for the implementation of the personal and professional project that they have identified. At the end of the preparatory cycle, students are encouraged to continue either in a higher education sector or in another path that corresponds to their project.

Advantages of the training

This is a diploma course authorized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation to receive scholarship holders.

The system was the winner of the PEPS 2019 prize in the field of “pedagogical innovation – support for student success”. It also obtained the DU PaRéo label “passport to success and direction”.

Targeted skills

The skills targeted are essentially transversal in the first semester: acting for one's orientation and professional integration; master the disciplinary fundamentals; to know itself ; know your environment.

The second semester is devoted to the acquisition of the basic skills necessary to pursue the training project developed. These skills are therefore specific to each course in the second semester.

Summary of lessons by course

Semester 1 common base and determination of the project:

  • Act for their orientation and professional integration (development of their personal professional project, individual and collective meetings with guidance counselors, search for internships, professional communication)

  • Master the disciplinary fundamentals (written and oral expression in French and English, mastery of digital technology and logic)

  • Knowing yourself (interpersonal relationships, self-confidence, valuing your journey)

  • Know your environment (news, Indian Ocean zone, public life)

Semester 2 preparation for the implementation of a professional project 
Several preparations are offered:

  • Further studies (in science and technology, human and social sciences or in the tertiary field)

  • Professional training (support for trades with the Chamber of Trades and Crafts of La Réunion, introduction to sales professions with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of La Réunion)

  • Occupational integration

The CPESIP also includes specialized preparations with specific content and method of selection. These preparations target security professions on the one hand and paramedical professions on the other.


CPESIP students must complete an internship. The terms of the internship are adapted according to the type of project. Its duration is 4 weeks.

Specific devices

Not concerned

Conditions of access to training

Baccalaureate or equivalent and study of file - Request in Parcoursup

Continuing Studies

License 1, BTS, professional training, specialized schools...

Career opportunities

  • Security professions 

  • Paramedical professions

  • ...


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